The mayor of Mions, Claude Cohen and some of his deputies were threatened by a drunken man brandishing a knife on Tuesday April 19 in front of the town hall of the town.
Threats against elected officials of the Republic have become more and more pressing lately. The latest: Tuesday, April 19 when the mayor of Mions and his deputies are threatened with a knife on the forecourt of the town hall in the evening, according to progress. If no injuries are to be deplored, the symbolic violence behind this gesture probably made by a drunken man seems to be.
A man probably drunk
It is 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, when a man appears in front of the town hall to discuss with the elected officials. After a brief exchange of a few minutes, the suspect pulls out a knife and brandishes it in the direction of the mayor and his deputies.
Thanks to the heroism of two deputies from the commune, whose identity has not been revealed, the perpetrator was disarmed before a police patrol arrested the suspect. The man was taken into custody by the Mions brigade, according to the regional daily.
A more isolated case
In recent weeks, threats against elected officials have been increasing. Already last week, Friday April 15, an elected ex-RN from the region was targeted by threatening graffiti in the town or this last seat as a municipal councilor. But that’s not all. The mayor of Grigny, Xavier Odo was hit in the face on the market square of his town in mid-February or the councilor of Givors, Mohamed Boudjella filed a complaint in mid-March for assault.